After giving birth or once they reach a certain age, many women notice that their breasts appear saggy or drooping. But there’s no need to have surgery to reverse this condition.
In today’s article we’ll tell you about some exercises and tips that can help you achieve a firm bust and chest area. Don’t miss out!
Sagging breasts: a natural phenomenon
Women experience a lot of changes after they turn 40. In addition to the early signs of menopause, there are more visible physical changes, including a less firm bust.
Factors that can contribute to this situation also include:
- Rapid weight loss
- Rapid weight gain
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Wearing a poorly fitted bra
- Strenuous exercise
- Breast cancer
- Hormonal problems
- Respiratory disorders (such as tuberculosis)
- Heavy smoking
- Consuming too many soft drinks or alcoholic beverages
It’s important to remember that breasts have no muscles, but are made of fat, connective tissue, and milk glands. That’s why when you slim down this is one of the first areas of the body to lose volume, and the opposite occurs when you gain weight.
Let’s look at three different ways to increase the firmness of your breast and chest region:
- Natural treatments
- Healthy habits
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Part one: natural ways to augment the bust
As far as home remedies for strengthening the bust area, you can choose from:
Ice or coldBathe in water that’s as cold as you can stand it. If that doesn’t appeal to you even during the summertime, massage the area with a few ice cubes. Repeat this every day.
Rum and lemon
This treatment requires a half a cup of rum (125 ml) and the juice from one lemon. Mix these together and let sit overnight. Massage it into the breast area in the morning. Leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Lavender and thistle cream
You can find this in natural stores or make your own at home using 40 grams of Vaseline, 20 drops of lavender essential oil, and 1 gram of thistle extract.
Massage it into your breast area from the bottom up. Do not rinse.
All you need is a ripe banana or two. Remove the peel and mash them with a fork. Apply this paste to your bust and leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing with warm or cold water. Repeat this three times a week.
Egg whiteBeat an egg white until stiff peaks form, and spread it on your bust. Add an extra egg white if you need to. Let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Part two: healthy habits for a firm bust
You’ve just learned some homemade treatments. Now it’s time to focus on some daily habits you can change that could be causing your breasts to sag.
Don’t follow any extreme diets
When you lose weight rapidly over a short amount of time, your breasts will lose their size and firmness. Besides, it’s not good for your overall health.
Choose the right bra
If you exercise a lot, wear a sports bra. For other activities make sure that the straps fit you well (and never hurts).
Over time your bra will lose its ability to support you. Change the elastic or buy a new one.
It’s also important that you choose a bra that’s appropriate for your breast size. If you can, avoid wearing under-wire because while it may support you better, it’s not good for the health of your breasts.
Don’t expose your breasts to the sunYou might never go to a nude beach, but bikinis can still be very small and not cover your breast area properly.
UV rays cause the skin to lose elasticity. Always use a high protection factor and ensure the bust area is covered.
Stop smoking and drinking alcohol
This will improve your overall health and avoid sagging breasts.
Maintain good posture
Hunching forward when you sit isn’t just bad for your back and spine. It also impacts how firm bust your bust is. It’s also a bad idea to lift heavy objects off the floor.
Eat healthyYou should add more nutrients to your diet, especially calcium, vitamins, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, and minerals.
See also: Tips for a healthy breakfast
Part three: Exercises for a firm bust
Now we’ve arrived to the last section on how to get your breasts back to where they where when you were a teenager. Exercise is very important, in general.
Still, there are specific routines that target the breast tissue and pectoral muscles (which are around the bust). The most recommended exercises are:
Lie on your back on the weight bench and extend your arms across your chest. Bend your elbows slightly and lower your arms until they are parallel to the floor. Hold this pose for a few seconds before returning to the start position. You can add resistance with a dumbbell in each hand.
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent. Your arms should be hanging at your sides. Raise them to your chest, and then return to the start position. You can also add some weight to this exercise.
Seated butterfliesSit on a chair. Your back should be straight and well supported. Press your feet firmly on the ground. Take a dumbbell in each hand and hold your arms at your sides.
Raise your arms until they are at shoulder height. Count to 10 and return to the start position. You can vary this exercise by raising your arms out in front of you, side by side.